Vortigern Origin and Meaning

The name Vortigern is a boy's name meaning "overlord".

According to medieval chroniclers, Gwrtheyrn (Anglicized as Vortigern) was a 5th-century king of the Britons. It was he who invited the brothers Hengist and Horsa to Britain, which eventually led to the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England. It is unclear whether this was his given name or title.

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